Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney – Our Review
Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney is an utterly captivating and enthralling novel set in Poland, on the brink of the Second World War.
Seventeen-year-old Marie Karska is haunted by her mother’s disappearance fifteen years ago, and despite her unique and close bond with her father she is desperate to uncover any information about her mother. Yet, her father Dominik a well regarded and pioneering doctor will not utter a word about her mother, never even disclosing a name for young Marie to go by.
Dominik is hiding secrets of his own, and with the German troops approaching the border he understands the urgency to marry off his only daughter to ensure her safety and security when he no longer can.
But father and daughter disagree on her prospective husband, when Marie falls madly in love with her childhood friend Ben who’s Jewish faith only places them in further danger.
This book is brilliantly written, it is engaging and fast paced and will have you wondering right until the very end.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books